Science Debunks Morning-After Pill’s Abortion Myth

A New York Times analysis has found that the morning-after pill—drugs including Plan B One-Step and Ella, which are taken to prevent pregnancy after sex—do so not by keeping fertilized eggs from implanting in the womb, but by delaying ovulation. Some pills also thicken cervical mucus so that sperm have difficulty swimming. However, labels on the inside of boxes for […]

Libyan Nurses Seek Gender Equality in a War Zone, Reports The Guardian

The war in Libya has–unintentionally and unexpectedly–opened up more opportunities for women. According to The Guardian, prior to the war, the city of Misrata was prosperous enough to hire nurses from the Philippines to work in its hospitals. After the conflict started, they all fled and now women medical students, who (unlike male students) are […]